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Record Number: 1868


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Wu notes extracts from vol 1 of Volney, "Travels Through Syria and Egypt", in Dove Cottage MS 28.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reading Group:

Wordsworth Family

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Various

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Constantin Francois de Chasseboeuf comte de Volney

Title:

Travels through Syria and Egypt, in the years 1783, 1784, and 1785

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Natural history

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

2nd edn; 2 vols, 1788

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1868

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

233

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815, (Cambridge, 1995), p. 233, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1868, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 412 of Wu (1995), which conjectures possible dates of transcription as between 1796 and 1806 (or later).

   
   
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